Under Section 1115 of the Social Security Act, states have an opportunity to redesign the delivery of Medicaid services through a five year waiver funding. This extension allows for programs in Texas to fund projects for the improvement on the quality of health services and a reduction of healthcare costs.

The health department is eligible for up to 5% of the community project “pot.” Though it may not seem like much, that 5% is about $14M, the largest infusion of non-property tax revenue in the history of the department.

The City of El Paso health department will use the Medicaid waiver receipts to expand preventive health services and/or collaborate with community partners.


Medicaid Waiver Projects:/Proyectos de Medicaid: 

  • Three-year Health Initiative
  • Border Public Health Interest Group
  • Community Health Atlas
  • Mobile Dental Clinic
  • Health Information Exchange
  • Neighborhood Fire Stations for Health Screening/Health Promotion


  • Immunizations
  • Cancer Screenings
  • Hepatitis C linkage to care and resources
  • Dental Exams (21 and younger)
  • Glucose and Blood Pressure Check
  • Teen Pregnancy Prevention
  • Health Education


Click here to visit our Community Calendar and search Medicaid Waiver to find an event near you!

Vaccinations for Health


Program Location

5115 El Paso Drive
El Paso, TX 79905
Phone 915-212-6629

Hours of Operation

Monday - Thursday
7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.


Improve the access and provision of preventive health services for Medicaid and low-income uninsured population in the El Paso and Hudspeth counties